Parliamentary delegation of the Czech Republic arrived in Palaly
on Wednesday, November 21st to meet Commander Security Forces
Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
a meeting with the Commander SF-J and were enlightened on the
Army’s role in post war Jaffna. During his briefing, Maj. Gen.
Hathurusinghe said that Army will assist the Police to maintain
law and order and hard-earned peace in Jaffna.
a question of a member of the delegation, SF-J Commander revealed
that number of troops in Jaffna has been reduced in large number
since 2009 and further reduction of troops will continue in future
on instructions of higher Headquarters in Colombo after considering
the security situation. He further said that Army, at present,
is giving its fullest support to government’s development programmes
in Jaffna and helping civilians in various ways to improve their
economy, education, culture and health.
MP and Chairman
of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. David Vodrazk, MP and Deputy
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mrs. Katerina Konecna
and six other MPs and ambassadorial officials comprised the delegation.